As a hiring manager how quickly can you determine the potential success of your job candidates during an interview? As a job candidate how fast can you demonstrate your potential for success? The answer for both parties is “pretty quickly”. That is if you determine success with the same measuring stick American voters use.
Blog posts preparing you for your video interview are popping up online more and more often now that the technology has gained greater acceptance among recruiters and hiring managers who wish to improve their hiring processes. As a job candidate preparing for an interview, tips offered to improve the way you appear and sound are valuable but what about the technological challenges for which you should also be prepared? If you aren’t just new to video interviewing but to the Internet and computers in general, here are a few things you should know.
What browser are you using? Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari are examples of browsers so if you surf the web at all then odds are you are using one of these four. If you have technical issues and need to call a support line, you will need to know which of these you are using. Most will work fine with a video interview but if your browser isn’t up to date then you could have a problem. Most video interviewing systems use Adobe Flash Player to facilitate the video interview. If your interview won’t work because of a Flash incompatibility error, I recommend downloading Google Chrome since Flash is built into that browser. Continue reading “Video Interviewing: Let’s Get Technical” »
As a recruiter you probably sort your job candidates into three piles; “yes”, “no” and “maybe.” How would you feel if one of the “maybe” candidates you dismissed as not good enough was presented and successfully placed by one of your competitors? You might lose sleep over it. Well one such recruiter experienced this and in his post he explains why recruiters are reluctant to take chances on “maybe” candidates. Continue reading “Recruiting: Do You Have Time For The “Maybes”?” »